Program for Thursday May 13, 2021

Other Session

AGS MEMBERS BUSINESS MEETING

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:30am - 8:00am
  • Track: Networking

Meeting of the AGS membership. Reports on the status of AGS 2019, highlights and introduction of the new President and Board members.  

Opening Remarks and Announcements
Joseph Shega, MD, 2020 Annual Meeting Program Chair
CEO Remarks
Nancy E. Lundebjerg, MPA
Treasurer’s Report
Peter Hollmann, MD
Recognition of Outgoing Committee Members
Sunny A. Linnebur, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CGP
Incoming President’s Address
Annette M. Medina-Walpole, MD

 

Workshop

CLINICAL SKILLS WORKSHOP: PHYSICAL EXAM

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Ticketed session. No additional fee.
Facilitators: Shobhana A. Chaudhari, MD, FACP, AGSF; Ashok P. Chaudhari, MD; Estrella Roffe, MD, AGSF; Julio A. Martinez-Silvestrini, MD
This workshop will cover practical techniques for conducting a high-quality geriatric joint exam in a time efficient manner.  Participants will have a chance to practice joint exam techniques in small groups with expert facilitators.  Learning Objective: (1) perform a screening joint physical examination of the hip, knee and shoulder joints.

Symposia

DECISION MAKING FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH MULTIPLE CHRONIC CONDITIONS: THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY GUIDING PRINCIPLES ON THE CARE OF OLDER ADULTS WITH MULTIMORBIDITY

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Quality and Performance Measurement Committee and the Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee 
Moderator: Heather E. Whitson, MD, MHS
The AGS Guiding Principles for the Care of Older Adults with Multimorbidity have been translated into a framework of Actions and accompanying Action Steps for decision making for clinicians who provide both primary and specialty care to older people with MCCs. Learning Objectives: (1) identify and communicate patients' health priorities; (2) develop strategies for stopping, starting, or continuing care based on health priorities, potential benefit vs harm and burden, and health trajectory; and (3) provide a framework for aligning decisions and care with patients, caregivers, and other clinicians with patients' health priorities and health trajectory.

Why the American Geriatrics Society Guiding Principles and Action Framework are Needed
Cynthia M. Boyd, MD, MPH
Health Priorities-Aligned Care for Older People with Multiple Chronic Conditions
Caroline S. Blaum, MD, MS
Barriers and Mitigating Factors to Implementing Multiple Chronic Conditions Action Steps
Mary E. Tinetti, MD

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EPIDEMIOLOGY PAPER SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Research Committee  
Moderator: Shelly L. Gray, PharmD, MS
This session will present the latest peer-reviewed geriatrics research with questions and answers to follow.  Learning Objectives: (1) discuss new and original geriatrics research; (2) describe an emerging concept or new scientific focus in aging research; and (3) summarize the key findings of projects with relevance to care of older adults.

P1 – Early Life Sexual Trauma and Late Life Genitourinary and Functional Decline in Women
    Pooja Lalchandani, BA
P2 - Obesity and the Expression of Alzheimer’s Disease Related Genes
    Roshni G. Ray
P3 – Comparative Effectiveness of Non-Oral Drug Treatments for Hip Fracture Prevention in Nursing Home Residents
    Andrew R. Zullo, PharmD, PhD
P4 - Loneliness and Depressive Symptoms and 28-Year Mortality in Older Japanese-American Men: The Kuakini Honolulu Heart Program.
Savitri G. Aguiar, MD

Section

FELLOWS-IN-TRAINING BREAKFAST

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Networking

Chair: Elizabeth Ngoc Phung, DO, MPAS
Please join other fellows, faculty members, and leaders in geriatrics at the annual Fellows-in-Training Breakfast. This event is a unique opportunity to share and discuss ideas, past experiences, and future career plans while networking with colleagues and mentors from across the country. 

Workshop

GERIATRIC EDUCATION MATERIALS AND METHODS SWAP

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Education
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Teachers Section and the Education Committee   
Moderator:  TBD
This workshop presents a forum for teachers of geriatric education to share topics and materials of common interest, such as program development, curriculum, educational process and research in teaching and evaluation. Learning Objective: (1) describe and exchange geriatric education and teaching materials.
 

Symposia

NON-PHARMACOLOGIC PAIN MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES: USE OF SUPPLEMENTS, CANNABIDIOL (CBD) AND MIND-BODY THERAPIES

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Public Education Committee, Healthy Aging Special Interest Group, Pharmacy Section, Polypharmacy Special Interest Group

Moderator: Jeannie K. Lee, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASHP

This interprofessional symposium will present three unique non-pharmacologic areas of pain management (supplements, CBD, and integrative therapies) and explore culturally relevant communication strategies for patient interview and education.  Learning Objectives: (1) recognize common supplements and herbals used for pain management, and be able to assess for adverse effects and drug-disease and drug-drug interactions; (2) describe the data behind the current CBD craze, and be able to clearly advise older patients about risks and benefits in pain management; (3) utilize integrative approaches for pain management, including mindfulness and yoga, and know when to recommend these in clinical practice; and (4) develop neutral communication techniques when interviewing about the use of CIM in pain, and providing culturally-competent advice on risks and benefits to older patients.

Use of Supplements in Pain Management
Kobi T. Nathan, PharmD, MEd, BA, BCGP

Use of CBD in Pain Management
Lianne (“Annie”) Hirano, MD

Use of Integrative Therapies in Pain Management
Natalia E. Morone, MD

 

Section

NURSES BREAKFAST

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Networking

Chair: Margaret I. Wallhagen, PhD, GNP-BC, AGSF
Join other nurses, nursing students, and AGS leaders at this special breakfast session.  The breakfast will also include time for networking and presentations by AGS nursing leaders.  

Section

PHARMACISTS BREAKFAST

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Networking

Chair: Jeannie Lee, PharmD & Carla J. Bouwmeester, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCGP
The Pharmacists Breakfast is an opportunity for pharmacist members of AGS to network, share about their AGS presentations, and discuss ways to collaborate. A conversation of leadership opportunities within AGS will also be a priority for the meeting. 

Section

SOCIAL WORKERS BREAKFAST

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Networking

Chair: Dawn E. Butler, JD, MSW
Please join other social workers and social work students at the Social Workers Breakfast session. This session will provide an opportunity to meet, network, and collaborate with other social workers in the field of aging.  The session will also include opportunities to discuss experiences and projects related to collaborations between health care systems and community-based organizations.  

Using Video to Engage Health Professionals in Learning How to Support Caregivers: Success of the “No Roadmap: Caregiver Journeys” Curriculum
This exciting presentation will include viewing a short film titled “No Roadmap: Caregiver Journeys” and include a discussion around curriculum used to sensitize future health care providers to the challenges and realities of family caregiving for older loved ones.   

Presenter:  Margaret Sanders, M.A., L.S.W. Assistant Professor Family and Community Medicine, Director, Office of Palliative Care and Associate Director Office of Geriatrics Northeast Ohio Medical University
 

Symposia

VA RESEARCH FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EARLY TO ESTABLISHED INVESTIGATORS

  • Date:
  • Time: 8:15am - 9:15am
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Research Committee
Moderator: Carole Sztalryd Woodle, PhD, ORD, RR&D
This session will bring awareness of VA research and research opportunities to clinicians and early-career, mid-career, or established investigators in the field of aging research.  The session will end with small group breakouts to allow attendees to query VA program officers and current investigators about current funding opportunities and strategies for success. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the VA mission, research services and funding opportunities in the field of aging research available to investigators at different career stages; (2) describe VA research priorities, including strategic and cross-cutting priorities, and new initiatives; (3) identify resources for research training within the VA, including the Geriatrics Research and Education and Clinical Center system; and (4) list examples of VA aging research and VA research career trajectories.

VA Research and Funding Opportunities for Early-Career to Established Investigators
Carole Sztalryd Woodle, PhD, ORD, RR&D
Unique VA Structures to Conduct Research in the Aging Field: GRECCs
Neil Alexander, MD & Mark A. Supiano, MD, AGSF
Research Career Q&A and Networking Session
Monica C. Serra, PhD; Camille P. Vaughan, MD, MS; Keith M. McGregor, PhD

 

Plenary Symposia

PLENARY PAPER SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 9:30am - 10:15am
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: .75

Sponsored by the Research Committee  
This session will present the top three research abstracts based on average score, quality, originality and methodology of research.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe emerging concepts or a new scientific focus in aging research; and (2) summarize the key findings of research with relevance to care of older adults.
 

TBD
TBD
TBD

 

Symposia

COMPLEX SURGICAL DECISION-MAKING IN OLDER ADULTS

  • Date:
  • Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Geriatric-Surgical Co-Management Programs Special Interest Group, the Ethics Committee, and the Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee
Moderator: Sarah A. Wingfield, MD
This session will provide a roadmap for surgical decision making for health care providers caring for older adults in the perioperative period. Learning Objectives: (1) recognize the importance of performing a preoperative cognitive assessment and articulate the impact this assessment has on determining a patient’s capacity to consent for surgery; (2) discuss the essential components of geriatric perioperative risk assessment; (3) elicit patient goals and preferences surrounding operative and non-operative treatment options; and (4) use the BC/WC framework as a tool to facilitate shared decision making.
 

Preoperative Cognitive Assessment and Capacity
Bonnie J. Olsen, PhD
Perioperative Risk Assessment
Shelley R. McDonald, DO, PhD, CMD
Shared Decision Making: Best Case/Worst Case
Margaret Gretchen Schwarze, MD, MPP, FACS

 

Other Session

GERIATRIC EDUCATION PAPER SESSION

  • Date:
  • Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Moderator:  Audrey K. Chun, MD

This session will present the latest peer-reviewed geriatrics research with questions and answers to follow.  Learning Objectives: (1) discuss new and original geriatrics research; (2) describe an emerging concept or new scientific focus in aging research; and (3) summarize the key findings of projects with relevance to care of older adults.

P8 - The UCSD Geriatrics Escape Room: An Innovative Way for Healthcare Providers to Learn the 4Ms of Age-Friendly Healthcare
Shannon Marie Devlin, MD
P9 - A Longitudinal OSCE with an Aging Patient: Needs Assessment for a New Medical School Aging Curricular Theme
Catherine M. P. Dawson, MD & Andrea Wershof Schwartz, MD, MPH
P10 - The Impact of an Intergenerational Respite Program on College Students Volunteers’ Attitudes toward People with Alzheimer's Diseases and Dementia
Zaldy S. Tan, MD, MPH
P11- Improving Delirium Assessment across A Large Health System: A Multi-Modal Training Program to Create Delirium Champions
Liron Sinvani, MD

 

Other Session

HOW TO IMPLEMENT PATIENT PRIORITIES ALIGNED CARE IN YOUR PRACTICE

  • Date:
  • Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Moderator: Mary E. Tinetti, MD
Patient Priorities Care (PPC) aims to align the healthcare of older adults with multiple conditions with their health priorities (i.e. specific health outcomes goals and care preferences) and preparing clinicians to translate these priorities into clinical decisions. Learning Objectives: (1) describe the steps involved in identifying patients’ health priorities (health outcome goals and healthcare preferences); (2) review the steps and strategies that can be used in patient priorities aligned decision-making; and (3) gain preliminary hands-on experience with what the Patient Priorities Care approach entails.
 

Overview of the Patient Priorities Care (PPC) Approach
Mary E. Tinetti, MD
Demonstration of Identification of Patients’ Health Priorities
Aanand D. Naik, MD & Yael Zweig, MSN

Demonstration of Clinicians Using Patient Priorities Decisional Strategies
Jennifer A. Ouellet, MD, MHPE

Interactive Case Discussion of Patient Priorities Aligned Decision-Making
Mary E. Tinetti, MD; Aanand D. Naik, MD; Jennifer A. Ouellet, MD, MHPE; Caroline S. Blaum, MD, MS; Claire Davenport, MD, MS

 

Workshop

JOINT INJECTION WORKSHOP: KNEE, SHOULDER AND HIP I

  • Date:
  • Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Ticketed session. No additional fee.
Facilitators: Shobhana A. Chaudhari, MD, FACP, AGSF; Ashok P. Chaudhari, MD; Estrella Roffe, MD, AGSF; Julio A. Martinez-Silvestrini, MD
After a brief demonstration of joint injection techniques by faculty, participants will practice the injections on joint models with faculty support.  Learning Objectives: (1) demonstrate ability to inject the knee; (2) demonstrate ability to inject the shoulder; and (3) demonstrate ability to inject Trochanteric Bursa.

Symposia

PHARMACOTHERAPY UPDATE: 2020

  • Date:
  • Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Developed by the Pharmacists Section and the Polypharmacy Special Interest Group
Moderator: Jeannie K. Lee, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASHP
The purpose of this symposium is to educate the audience and summarize the changes over the past year in pharmacotherapy. The speakers will examine information regarding newly approved medications, as well as dietary and herbal supplements. Learning Objectives: (1) communicate the indication for use, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, dosing, safety, and drug interactions for newly approved medications; (2) compare potential advantages and disadvantages of incorporating new medications into clinical practice; (3) explain the potential uses, mechanism of action, dosing, safety, and drug/supplement interactions for select dietary and herbal supplements; and (4) evaluate the potential risks and benefits of dietary supplement use in older adults.

Newly Approved Medications and Place in Therapy for Older Adults 
Laura A. Hart, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCGP
Dietary Supplements Commonly Used by Older Adults 
Carla J. Bouwmeester, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCGP

Symposia

THE ABCS OF NIA GRANTSMANSHIP - FOR EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS AND THEIR MENTORS

  • Date:
  • Time: 11:30am - 12:30am
  • Track: Research
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the National Institute on Aging for new and early stage researchers in cooperation with the AGS Research Committee 
Moderator: Marie A. Bernard, MD
The symposium is intended for investigators with current research training or career development awards, including “T,” “F,” or “K” funding, or GEMSSTARs.  It is also intended for individuals who are interested in learning about these types of grant opportunities. The session targets the needs of new and early career investigators by providing an overview of NIA’s extramural research programs and initiatives, including a focus on emerging opportunities across NIA for Alzheimer’s and related dementias research. Funding and training opportunities, the Center for Scientific Review grants review process, and experiences of an early career researcher will also be featured. Participants will have an opportunity to meet and consult with representatives from NIA.   Learning Objectives: (1) describe the NIA mission and extramural divisions supporting early stage investigators in clinical, biomedical, neuroscience, and behavioral and social research; (2) discuss recent policy changes which affect the funding environment; (3) identify NIA’s resources for research training and grant application; and (4) meet with representatives of NIA.
 

NIA Research Priorities and Opportunities for Early Career Researchers 
Marie A. Bernard, MD, Deputy Director, National Institute on Aging
How to Get an NIA Grant
Kenneth E. Santora, PhD
Viewpoints from Junior Faculty Researchers
Andrew B. Cohen, MD, PhD
Meet with NIA Representatives

 

Symposia

TYPE 2 DIABETES IN OLDER ADULTS: RE-REVISITED

  • Date:
  • Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Moderator: Thomas E. Finucane, MD
This symposium will highlight evidence about drug and nondrug management of T2D, with emphasis on new evidence that strengthens the observation that treatment to achieve strict, target based glycemic control in T2D is a mistaken strategy with particular harm in older adults.  Learning Objectives: (1) incorporate the latest clinical research on drug management of T2D into existing treatment strategies; (2) describe the role of nondrug treatments; and (3) recognize the effectiveness of the drug industry and the diabetes enterprise in promoting profitable treatment strategies.

The Safety, Efficacy and Affordability of Lifestyle Interventions for T2D
Caroline B. Trapp, DNP, ANP-BC, CDE
In T2D, Maybe it’s Not the Glucose
Thomas E. Finucane, MD

Other Session

EDUCATION PRODUCT SHOWCASE THURSDAY

  • Date:
  • Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Track: Networking
  • Location: Exhibit Hall

The Education Product Showcase will provide attendees an opportunity to examine education products focusing on classroom teaching, small group activities, web-based modules, handouts and guides, "bedside" teaching tools, self-studies, and others.